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NHPC awards 50 MW solar project order to L&T

According to reports, State-run hydro power giant NHPC has awarded an order of Rs 287.48 crore for setting up 50 MW solar power capacities at Theni and Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu to Larson and Tubro Ltd. “An EPC contract for the development of 50 MW Solar PV grid connected project located at Theni and Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu has been awarded to Larson & Tubro, L&T Construction, Manapakkam, Chennai for an amount of Rs 287.48 crore with comprehensive ... Read More »

Record level of wind power produced in Gujarat

According to reports, on Tuesday, Gujarat saw its highest ever levels of power generation from wind energy, thanks to high wind velocities on its coast and steadily increasing generation capacity. Wind power generation in the state reached a record 3,460MW on June 20, 2017. The rise also come as a major relief to GUVNL, which is currently getting less from private companies under power purchase agreements (PPAs). Confirming that wind power generation touched record levels on Wednesday, Pankaj Joshi, managing ... Read More »

GE Energy Connections is to provide 140 MW solar inverters to Solairedirect projects

GE Energy Connections is to provide Engie subsidiary Solairedirect with 140MW of solar inverters for projects in India. The inverters will be installed at two 70MW projects, GE said. The deal also includes a 25-year service agreement. GE Energy Connections south Asia regional commercial leader for grid solutions Sujoy Ray said: “With a 400/220kV substation under execution at the same location – Bhadla in Rajasthan – the customer is confident of meeting the stiff completion schedule with available site establishment.” Read More »

Anand Kumar replaces Rajeev Kapoor as secretary MNRE

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, as many as 17 officials have appointed secretaries at various ministries. New and Renewable Power secretary Rajeev Kapoor has been moved to Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals as secretary and has been replaced by Anand Kumar, Managing Director National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited. Read More »

TN Govt to set up solar panels atop Chennai Corpn buildings

According to reports, Tamil Nadu goverment will set up solar panels atop Chennai Corporation buildings with the aim of tapping 88 lakh units of power potential. Municipal Administration Minister SP Velumani said an estimated 5.5 MW of power a day can be generated by installing solar panels atop these buildings. “It has been estimated that a total of 88 lakh units of power can be generated annually from solar energy,” he said. The scheme will be implemented at a cost of ... Read More »

Andhra Pradesh signs wind power PPAs, does U-turn, wants 25 pct price cut now

According to reports,  Andhra Pradesh’s electricity distribution companies (discoms) signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with various wind power generators at between Rs 4.76 and Rs 4.84 per unit in 2015, at tariffs that looked competitive then. But now that, two years later, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) managed to get bids as low as Rs 3.46 per unit — SECI invited bids for 1,000 MW — the Andhra Pradesh discoms want their PPAs to be revised down to these ... Read More »

India’s clean energy sector could create 300,000 new jobs by 2020: Study

According to reports, more than 300,000 new workers can be employed in wind and solar jobs and more than one million total employment opportunities can be created in achieving India’s ambitious clean energy goals to install 175 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power by 2022, said a study released on Wednesday. It highlighted that the solar and wind energy sectors employed more than 21,000 additional people across India in 2016-17 while an additional 25,000 people will be employed over the coming ... Read More »

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